Zesty Witch Muffin

Does this count as innuendo? I'm not sure.
Anyway, it's carnival, and that should mean eating delicious things and not worrying, about anything, ever. Therefore, I'm sharing a recipe for amazing, aromatic, slightly piquant muffins that I came up with when I had several things left over and a pressing need for comfort food.
It worked so well I've already re-made it four times. These muffins have the advantage of not being the cloying, heavy kind. The base of this recipe is yogurt cake, which I also use for my chocolate muffins and which has many possibilities while also being very easy to make.

These zesty little witchy things work great as a little pampering treat for yourself or for someone dear, but they can also be used as edible protective or invigorating spells, due to the energetic, healing ingredients - lemon, fresh ginger and cinnamon. Use them for new beginnings, for resolve or for protection. Or for deliciousness. They can also be a part of a spell or ritual to spice up your relationship.
(All the ingredients given in "glasses" should be measured with the same receptacle so that the proportion stays the same. The actual receptacle used doesn't matter much. Remember to adjust the amount of baking soda and spices when scaling the recipe up or down.)
  • Flour - one glass and a half
  • Sugar - one glass
  • Yogurt - one glass (natural, unsweetened yogurt; kefir works as well)
  • Vegetable oil - one third of a glass (melted butter or margarine works as well)
  • Lemon - one half
  • Fresh ginger root - a piece about 3x3 cm (important: absolutely use fresh ginger, substitutes just don't work)
  • Cinnamon - one teaspoon or more if you're a cinnamon fiend
  • Baking soda - one teaspoon
  • Muffin tray - I use silicone because it's great.
Squeeze the juice out of a half lemon. Peel the fresh ginger root and grate it thinly. Combine all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, soda, cinnamon)  in a bowl and mix. Add the wet ingredients (yogurt, lemon juice, grated ginger, oil) and mix more, until you have no dry matter left. The mixture should be off-white, thick but slightly "foamy" - coming apart in tufts.
Place a portion in each muffin tray piece, about half the volume of it. Bake in 180C for 20 minutes. Thank me later.
Last time I made those and took them to visit my friends, when we were down to the last muffin, someone said "just switch off the lights, I can't take this anymore."

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